Survey findings and summary
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Rhode Island struggled, earning an 'F' from small businesses for the second year in a row.
Some of the key findings for Rhode Island include:
- Rhode Island received a 'C' grade for its small business training and networking programs.
- Rhode Island was rated the most challenging state in which to start a new business.
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